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Six injured in early morning fire that damaged Livonia apartments
6:16 AM, Mar 31, 2013
1:26 PM, Mar 31, 2013
LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - Four apartments were heavily damaged in an early morning blaze at an apartment complex it Livonia.
Firefighters were called to the Franklin Square around 5:30 am. When Livonia firefighters got on the scene they could see smoke pouring from the windows.
Michelle Lukitsch lives in another building nearby and was in her living room when she heard something that didn't sound right,
"About 5:25 this morning I was sitting on the couch and I couldn't sleep and I heard screams," Lukitsch said.
Those screams were so loud she knew she had to get up. Within minutes she was outside helping her neighbors,
"I seen a lady sitting on the ground with a baby in her hand," Lukitsch said.
The woman, according to Lukitsch, kept on screaming that she had a baby still in the second floor apartment. According to Livonia Fire Marshal Dan Lee the girl is about 10-years-old.
A total of 6 people were injured.
The 10-year-old girl and an adult male that lived in the apartment with her were initially transported to Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, then later flown to the U of M Burn Center in Ann Arbor.
The girl's two younger siblings and her mother are still recovering in Botsford. Another man officials say jumped from a second floor balcony was taken to St. Mary's Hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening.
In the end it's an Easter holiday that Lukitsche says she will never forget, "It was very sad, very sad I just hope every body is okay."